Our teams partner across borders and disciplines in pursuit of a common goal: the development of better treatments for conditions of the brain and mind, improving health outcomes now and for future generations.
Disorders of the brain and mind are among the greatest health challenges we face in the 21st century. These diseases are devastating for those affected, their families and society, and threaten the social and economic participation of people of all ages across the world.
The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre takes a patient-centred approach to understanding and treating conditions of the brain and mind. We bring people together, integrating our clinical practice and research to pioneer new systems of care.
We are a global leader in research and treatment. In particular, we focus on conditions that affect child development, youth mental health and brain ageing. We aim to understand individual circumstances and to develop solutions that improve the quality of life for both patients and their loved ones.
Work at the Centre spans pre-clinical, clinical and translational research. It extends beyond laboratories and clinics to our strong partnerships with industry, government, the community, and other healthcare providers and researchers.
When patients face complex conditions, everyday tasks can be difficult. Maintaining a routine was a huge step for Jess, diagnosed with bipolar disorder and anxiety. After being treated through the Brain and Mind Centre, Jess is gaining more independence in her life.
Being able to do what you love is important when faced with a life-changing condition. Regaining the ability to draw was a big step for achitect, Stephen, diagnosed with Parkinson's and incorrectly medicated. After a consultation with the Brain and Mind Centre led to a more effective treatment plan, Stephen has regained everyday use of his left hand.
Everyday activities can be challenging for people with certain conditions. Spending three days with new people was a milestone for Hayden, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when he was two. After taking part in an oxytocin trial at the Brain and Mind Centre, Hayden and his family are celebrating more milestones every day.
Greg Kelly was recently diagnosed with FTD at the Brain and Mind Centre. Far from letting the illness overcome him, Greg is combining his passion for bikes with his desire to raise awareness of the disease.
Sydney academics have received $5.4 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to investigate methods for prevention and care for people with dementia.